# Bruce Torrence

I am interested in the way in which humans process visual information. I'm also interested in the visual representation of mathematical ideas. My artwork represents an attempt to bridge these interests.

This portrait of Martin Gardner (1914-2010) was made by coloring
the individual tiles on a kite and dart Penrose tiling. This
particular tiling exhibits fivefold rotational symmetry (can you
find the center?), and was created by "deflating" a wheel of five
kites eight times. Gardner's oft-cited January 1977
*Scientific American* column introduced the public to
Penrose's aperiodic tiles.